On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Tom Lane wrote:
> > Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > >> I think Tom's fix adequately addresses the security concerns. Exactly
> > >> what is wrong with writing to the current working directory?
> >
> > > Because it could be run from a directory where others have write
> > > permission.
> >
> > In which case, they could also change the findoidjoins script itself.
> > I think your fix is *less* secure than what you replaced.
> >
> > However, I've already wasted more than enough time on this issue...
> > I'm done arguing about it.
> As far as I know, my method is the only secure method.  If I am wrong I
> would like to know.

I think the problem can really be solved by just removing it from the
distribution. However, one thing I noticed with Bruce's script is that it
does not respect $TMPDIR -- which security conscious admins may be
setting. Solution would be to set TMP=${TMPDIR:-/tmp} before defining the
path to the temporary sub directory.



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